It was then brought to our notice that health care workers, the frontline staff of this silent battle was ill equipped to face the corona monster. Nepal, already lacking in infrastructure and technology had limited testing kits and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), a necessity for medical team in the treatment of COVID-19 patients. We took it upon us to provide essential medical equipment to health personnel. In a three phase campaign between March to May 2020, Chaudhary Foundation distributed PPE, surgical masks, N95 masks, hand sanitizers and oxygen concentrator to over 119 government hospitals, district administrative offices and health posts.
Additionally, 1000 testing reagents required by Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT PCR) machines was handed over to the Minister for Health and Population, Hon’ble Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal on 8th April 2020. Although our support was miniscule, we are proud to have helped our government to some extent.